2Day in #OpenGov 1/4/2013

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NEWS ROUNDUP:

Government 

  • Nearly 100 ethics cases in 2012: The House Ethics Committee reviewed 95 cases in 2012 and handled at least 40,000 informal requests for guidance, among other tasks. (Roll Call)
  • DC legislation receives bump in Congress: District of Columbia affairs will receive review from the full Oversight and Government Reform Committee instead of just a subcommittee. (Roll Call)
  • Obama opposes more whistleblower protections: President Barack Obama issued a statement saying he objects to expanded contractor whistleblower protections. (FCW)
  • Google settles with FTC in antitrust case: The Federal Trade Commission decided to take no action on the biggest part of a potential antitrust case against Google after the search-engine giant agreed to change some of its practices. (The Hill 
Campaign finance
  • Ties between McConnell donations and legislative work? Democrats released a report alleging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had campaign contributions that are linked to his legislative work. (The Hill 
State and Local
  • New Jersey Dems fined for donations: New Jersey’s Democratic Party will pay a more than $42,000 fine for allegedly breaking campaign finance law in the state. (NJ.com 
  • Texas PAC fined for donations:  A Texas PAC is being fined by the Texas Ethics Commission for allegedly making illegal political contributions. (The Texas Tribune)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
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HAPPENING TODAY 1/4: 

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